How to Tare a Kitchen Scale

Learn how to tare a kitchen scale to guarantee recipe success!

Do you own a digital kitchen scale? If not, then it’s time to get one! When it comes to preparing recipes, weight is more accurate than volume.

Why is weight more accurate than volume?

Different measuring tools can have differences between them! Have you ever had a cup measure seem a little too big or small? Not all equipment producers have the same standards of accuracy. Measuring by weight allows you to ensure that every gram is accounted for.

Once you have a scale, you will need to learn how to use the tare feature. To tare a scale means to zero out the weight of whatever was already on the scale, such as a bowl, plate, or container.

In this video, you will learn how to tare a kitchen scale, ensuring that you weigh every ingredient accurately.

Once you know how to use your scale, check out our video that describes the important differences between weight and volume.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Amy Saunders

    Hello. My daughter keeps on asking me lately if I could bake some cookies for her friends who are coming over this weekend which means I have to make sure the ingredients I need for that are enough. This is where your article comes in hand as you clearly explained that resetting our weighing scale to zero after we put a substance container on it is the best way to get precise measurement for our desired items. I’ll remember this trick to make sure the final products taste amazing.

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